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Having A Big Halloween Party? 2 Ways To Prevent Septic Tank Problems

by Roberto Garza

Even though you cannot know for sure you will have septic tank problems, there are some things you can do to lessen the chances they will happen during your big Halloween party. All of the extra people in your home can put a strain on your septic system, which increases the likelihood that something could go wrong. Follow the below tips to keep your septic tank problems at bay so you can enjoy partying with your friends and family.

Eating Food

If you are going to serve food and any desserts at your Halloween party, it could get into your septic tank. If you have a lot of people at your party, it can be very hard to keep up with who is putting what in your sink. Many of them may not take the time to scrape food off their plates. One way to combat this problem is by using paper plates.

If you have a garbage disposal, people may think it is okay to put large amounts of food in your sink. The fact is that garbage disposals are not meant for this much food, but only meant for small scraps of food or scraped off food from plates. Some people may not like the food they are eating and feel bad about it. They may then try to get rid of the food quick by stuffing it down the garbage disposal. If you use glass dishes, tell everyone to set their plates on the counter and that you will clean everything up.

Using Water

Because you are having a large party, you know a lot of water will be used from flushing the toilet, washing hands, and washing dishes. This is especially true if you have guests that are staying over for the night. Take time to wash your clothes, run your dishwasher, and anything else you need to use a lot of water for the day before the party. This will reduce the load on your septic tank that day, and it will give your septic tank more time to settle before a massive influx of water on the day of your party.

If you notice any water in your leach field after the party is over, then your septic tank has a problem. You also may notice your toilet not flushing properly, or a clogged up sink in your kitchen or bathroom. Contact a septic tank company like Honest John's Septic Service Inc to have your septic tank pumped out. They can also make sure there was no damage done to the tank, and if so repair it for you.